Zion-Friedheim Evangelical Lutheran Church

We are glad you have chosen to worship with us this morning on this beautiful summer morning.  If you are a guest, we ask that you sign one of our guest registries.  There is a registry in either entranceway of the church.  If you are communing, take a moment to complete a communion registration card (found in either entranceway of the church).  Place the card in the offering plate or give it to one of the Deacons.  Please come back and worship with us again soon.

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Trinity Sunday
June 3, 2007

+ In Nomine Jesu +

Bulletin Table of Contents

The Order of Service

Page 15
The Athanasian Creed TLH Page 53

The Hymns

TLH #244; #237; #238; #246; #541; #218, v. 6

Readings

The Blessed Trinity Blesses

Proverbs 8:22-31

God, the Father, creates the universe
Romans 5:1-5 God, the Son, justifies you
John 16:12-15 God, the Spirit, guides you to truth
Sermon “The Blessed Trinity Blesses” – All Three Lessons

The Acolyte

Gunnar Cale

+  Soli Deo Gloria  +

Statement of Communion Practice

We believe that in the Lord’s Supper we receive the true Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in, with, and under the bread and wine.  We welcome to our Altar all who share this belief and are fellow members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  If you are communing with us for the first time, please speak to one of the Deacons or Pastor Dahling.

We remember our members who are celebrating birthdays this week—Aaron Bergman, David Brandt, Dan Linnemeier, Mike Selking, Sam Baumann, Denise Conrad, Chase McAllister, Devin Sielschott, Joe Gorman, Kacey Liechty, Jessica Linnemeier (Mrs. Ryan), Kevin Schultz, and Kim Fuhrmann.  As the school year comes to a close, we remember all those who teach and work in either the parochial or public schools.  May our loving Savior direct, bless, and guide their lives.

May the Great Physician grant health and strength to all who are in need of His healing hand.  We especially remember in our prayers Helen Erxleben, Bill Baumann, a patient at Lutheran following knee surgery, Sandy Blomenberg who is scheduled for knee surgery tomorrow, Eugene Meyer (Tammy Dahling’s uncle, who is a patient at St. Joe), Troy Sinar (Dick & Donna Hileman’s nephew), Shirley Fuhrmann (sister-in-law of Ken and Stan Fuhrmann), Rae Fuhrmann (our Wyneken kindergarten teacher), who underwent knee surgery, and Derek Shoaf (Evelyn Keuneke’s great nephew).

We remember in our prayers Andrea Jackson and Michael Driscoll who were married yesterday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Ft. Wayne.  May the Lord bless this young couple as they begin their lives together.

We remember our high school graduates today—Brandon Buuck, Nathan Buuck, Perry Caston, Brett Conrad, Lydia Dahling, Alicia Drier, Karly Everett, Joey Gorman, Laura Knipstein, Cam Thieme, and Sara Werling.  We pray that the Lord will continue to guide and direct them as they begin a new phase in their lives, whether it is the world of work or pursing further education.  May the Lord’s blessings be upon each of these special young people.

We rejoice with Delmar & Joyce Heckman who will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, June 5.  May our Father in heaven, continue to be at the heart of their home and bless and guide them.

We remember those who are serving our country—Brian Moeller who is in Iraq, Jason Putteet, Cam Koldyke (Audra’s husband), Josh Colwell (Tiffany’s husband), our reservists, Josh, Zach, and Jacob Stoppenhagen, Mike Brandt, and Brian Journay (grandson of Dick & Alma Miller), Justin Grant (Shirley Buuck’s nephew) who is in Afghanistan, Cody Kiess, grandson of Gene and Irene Kiess, and Aaron Allen and Toney Hempel, Lucile Stoppenhagen’s grandsons, who are both deployed in Iraq.  May the Lord protect and guide them in their missions.

Included in this morning’s bulletin is our weekly study guide, “Time in the Word.”  This week’s theme is “God Has No Boundaries.”

Tune in to the Lutheran Hour which airs on Sunday on WLW (700) out of Cincinnati at 7 a.m. and on Van Wert stations WERT (1220) and WKSD (99.7 FM) at 10:30 a.m.   The program is broadcast on Sundays at 8:05 a.m. on WZBD (92.7 FM) and on WFCV (1090 AM) at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Lutheran Hour can also be heard on WOWO (1190 AM) on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.  Tune in!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

You can tune in to Worship for Shut Ins on Sunday mornings at 6:30 a.m. on WPTA-TV Channel 21, on Digital 33.2 & Satellite 252 on Sunday mornings at 8 a.m., or on Comcast Cable Channel 55 on Sunday and Monday afternoons at 4 p.m.

Have you ever tuned in to “Issues, Etc.” that airs LIVE on Sunday evenings from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. on WLYV (1450 AM) in Fort Wayne and on a tape-delay basis on Sunday evenings from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on WFCV (1090 AM) in Fort Wayne?  

Board of Stewardship’s Food for Thought – Our society has become more and more affluent.  Most households have two or more cars, two or more television sets, cell phones, retirement accounts, etc.  Materially we are growing richer.  However, in many ways, we are becoming poorer.  It is not because we lack money, but rather it’s because we are dissatisfied with what we have.  We don’t enjoy what we have because we have lost appreciation for all of our blessings.  No amount of money is able to make us content.  Paul wrote, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” (1 Timothy 6:10).  In Christ, we can stop loving money and the things that it can buy and learn to be content.

The Morning Glories are having a work day on Tuesday, June 12.  They will be putting “loopers” together to make rag rugs.  If there is time, blue jean strips will be made and sewn for rugs.  Bring your lunch.  Start time is 9 a.m., finishing up around 3 p.m.  If you can’t come for the whole day, come for just a portion of it.  Hope to see you on the 12th!!

“Lutheran Night” at the Wizards has been scheduled for Friday, June 15.  It’s now a doubleheader with a start time of 5:30 p.m.  The Wizards will be playing the Lugnuts (a minor league team of the Toronto Blue Jays).  You will receive a voucher for a Lutheran Night hat from Thrivent and have an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate from the Wizards Souvenir Store, an autographed team bat, and a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and more!  There will be a “Faster Pastor” trophy given to the Lutheran Pastor who has the best fastball in town.  Kids, if you have an “A” on your report card and bring your card to the Thrivent kiosk you will receive a free speed pitch voucher and free popcorn.  Two students will be selected to come back to the Wizards Christian concert on July 19 as a VIP guest, throwing out a ceremonial first pitch and meeting their favorite Wizards players.    “Quick Change” who were recent contestants on “America’s Got Talent” will also be at the game.  See Leesa Heckman today for your $3 tickets ($1 of each ticket goes to Lutheran Social Services). 

For a $10 donation, you can purchase a luminary in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone who has lost that battle.  You can check with Gene or Irene Kiess this morning to sign up.  Luminaries need to be purchased by June 10.  You might also wish to help sponsor one of our Relay for Life walkers—Marlene Conrad, Sharon, Brittany, & Anna Franke, Ashtyn Freimuth, Joyce & Leesa Heckman, Al, Shirley, &r Allison Hormann, Gene & Irene Kiess, Derek Schultz, Betty Sielschott, Cecelia Smith, Tracy & Deb Stevens, and Alex Weiland.  See them to give them your pledge!

Friedheim is asked to bring some food for the Relay supper on Friday, June 22. Two roasters of German potato salad have already been donated, but we still need 150 hot dogs and 100 servings of desserts (9’ x 13” disposable pans preferred).  Workers are also needed.  If you can work any of these shifts, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (one worker), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (two workers), and from  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (two workers), it would be appreciated.  Please call Leesa Heckman (724-4340) if you are willing to work or make a food donation.

The LWML Quarterlies have arrived.  Pick up a copy.  There is so much information in there—stories, updates on mission grants, Bible studies, and news from both the national organization and what’s going on in the Indiana District.  You can also visit the LWML website, www.lwml.org, for more information.  Check out both the Quarterly and the website!

Council Members:  Don’t forget to pick up your minutes from last month’s Council Meeting.  The next Council Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. in the church basement.  You may pick up your minutes after the worship service today.

The Thursday morning LWML Bible class is now on their summer schedule.  During June, July, and August, they meet once a month, on the second Thursday of the month.  Marlene Conrad will be hosting the June class at her home on Thursday, June 14, at 9 a.m.

Please note that the Wyneken Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. rather than on its normal Thursday.  Thanks!

There is one game this week for the men’s softball team.  They face Fuelling on Tuesday, June 5, at 8:30 p.m. at Hoagland’s Fireman’s Park.  Any questions, you can contact Jason Buuck (413-0702).

Lutheran Home Auxiliary is planning a chicken barbecue for Friday, June 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Carry outs are available from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Tickets are $6 pre-sale or $6.50 at the door.  You can also get just one-half chicken at the drive through (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) for $3.50).  Check with Donna Hileman, our congregational representative, for tickets.  You can phone her at 639-3125.

Friedheim is in charge of providing birthday cakes for Lutheran Home’s birthday celebrations in July.  The cakes are needed by July 11.  Please see Donna Hileman if you are willing to help.  She’ll get you all the details.

Shelly Kiefer will be our coordinator for the “Meals of Grace” program for the month of June.  Contact her at 547-4327 if you know of someone who could benefit from this ministry.

Mark Sunday, June 10, on your calendar.  You will have an opportunity to attend a Gottesdienst (German Church Service) at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 709 West Jefferson Blvd., in Ft. Wayne.  Experience a traditional German-language service led by Pastor Detlev Schultz with a musical performance by the Suzuki Children.  The service begins at 12:45 p.m.

You can still register for the Concordia Theological Seminary’s Grand Ol’e Lutheran Fellowship (GOLF) Outing on Saturday, June 23, at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville, Indiana.  Check-in begins at noon with the outing officially beginning at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start.  A requested donation of $85 will cover green fees, cart, and a catered dinner.  The field is limited the 144 golfers—so register early by contacting Nancy Embler (260-452-2162) or Annette Gard (260-452-2249).  All proceeds go toward the construction of a community playground.

A golf outing, sponsored by the Decatur Men’s FastPitch Softball League, is set for Saturday, July 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Grey Goose in Decatur.  The cost is $180 for a four-person team.  Please contact Todd Busick at 223-1834 to register your team.

Attendance:  Sunday Worship Service – 186; Busy Women’s Bible Class – NA; Early-bird Bible Class – 10 

OFFERINGS LAST WEEK

Fund

Last Week’s Contributions

Home Purpose

$2,292.25

Missions – Ascension, May 17

$67.43

Missions – Sunday, May 27

$135.00

Wyneken News

SCRIP will be available throughout the summer months by contacting our SCRIP representative, Kim Weiland.  Consider SCRIP for all those upcoming graduations and weddings.  See Kim this morning to make your purchases.  You can E-mail Kim at kimw@sgiinc.com and place your SCRIP order. 

Do you know of anyone who might be interested in our pre-school and pre-kindergarten classes?  The three-year-old class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while the four-year-old class meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Open enrollment for all classes will continue through the summer.  Contact the school office (639-6177) if interested in enrolling or if you wish more information about the school.

The Wyneken Extended Care program is open to any child attending Wyneken, including pre-school and pre-kindergarten children.  Extended Care hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  It is open to accommodate half days, delayed days, and some closed days.  The pre-school, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten hours change as necessary.  If you have any questions, call the Extended Care Director, Tami Schultz, at 639-6064 or 547-4540.

Congratulations to Ashtyn Freimuth.  She was named as one of Wyneken’s Distinguished students.  What an honor! 

We remember our 5th graders who will be spending a “Wild Night at the Zoo” this Wednesday, June 6.  Have a great overnight trip to the Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo.

Closing chapel and awards will be presented tomorrow, June 4.  No lunch will be served and classes will dismiss at 11 a.m.  Students who ride North Adams busses will need to find transportation both to and from school that day.  Those who ride on East Allen busses will need to find a way home. 

Don’t forget to save your box tops, Campbell’s labels, and pop tabs over the summer and don’t forget those toner cartridges too.  Save them over them summer and bring them in next fall. Thanks for supporting these various fund-raising activities. 

Market Day orders may be picked up on Thursday, June 7, from 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  (Please note the change in time.)  Thanks for supporting this program throughout the year.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 16.  Beginning at 8 a.m. that morning, there will be a school work day.  Your help is needed to do some clean up work.  Please bring buckets and rags.  With everyone’s help, we should finish up around noon.

Did you miss kindergarten round up?  If so, there are packets available in the school office that you will need for your child to enroll in school next fall.  Stop in soon and pick up this information.

Do you plan on going to Kings Island this year?  A coupon is available in the school office that will get you a discount on your tickets.  This coupon is good for the remaining two weekends in May and for every day throughout the summer.

Attention parents of 7th and 8th graders:  Applications for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholarship are available in the school office.  They need to be returned to the state by June 30.

Beginning Tuesday, June 5, Wyneken will be on their summer schedule.  The school office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon.

The next Nelson chicken and rib sale will be held on Father’s Day, June 17.  Tickets are available this morning and you can contact Gunnar Cale or Ethan Lichtle for your tickets ($5 for one-half chicken and $6 for ribs).  On the 17th serving will end at 11:30 a.m.  So make sure you have your food picked up by that time!  Again, your support of their fund-raising efforts is truly appreciated. 

Sporting News

Tim Scheumann has served as our Athletic Director for several years and has done an excellent job.  He has decided to resign from this position, however, and we are now looking for a new Athletic Director.  If you are interested in this position or have questions about the duties, please contact Lowell Timm or a member of the School Board.  Remember, Randy Everett, Scott Hormann, and Duane Kiess are Friedheim’s representatives on the Board.  We would like to fill this position as soon as possible.

A basketball open gym for both boys and girls in grades 4 on up is being held at Wyneken on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Open gym will be held until the start of soccer this fall.  There will be no open gym on holiday weekends or as announced at open gym. 

Some of our Friedheim members were honored at the recent athletic banquet at Wyneken.  Brittany Franke was given the Attitude and Hustle Award for both soccer and girls’ basketball and was named as most valuable player in volleyball. Jessica Linnemeier was named as most improved player in volleyball and Allison Hormann received the attitude award for volleyball.  Allison also received the All Sport Award.  She was involved in volleyball, soccer, and basketball for four years and cheerleading for two.  Gunnar Cale received the most valuable player in basketball, while Derek Schultz was given the Attitude & Hustle award for wrestling.  Allison Hormann and Derek Schultz also received the Steve McBride Christian Athlete of the Year Award.  Congratulations to all!

The office has information on other summer camp opportunities.  Although no information has been received yet from Bellmont or Heritage concerning their summer volleyball and basketball camps.  Check in the school office and see what is available.

THIS WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

TODAY

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service  with Holy Communion

    Recognition of the Class of 2007     
MONDAY  

Awards & Closing Chapel at Wyneken (11 a.m. dismissal)

  7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
TUESDAY 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Elders’ Meeting
  7:30 p.m. Trustees’ Meeting
  8:00 p.m. Council Meeting
  8:30 p.m. Men's Softball
WEDNESDAY All Day Tabea Society
FRIDAY 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Lutheran Homes Chicken BBQ

NEXT WEEK AT FRIEDHEIM

June 10

9:00 a.m.

Worship Service

June 11 7:00 p.m.

Busy Women’s Bible Class

  7:00 p.m. Adult Bible Class
June 12 6:00 a.m.

Early-bird Bible Class

  9:00 a.m. Morning Glories Work Day
  7:00 p.m. Wyneken Board of Education
  8:30 p.m. Men's Softball
June 14 8:00 a.m. Thrivent Meeting @ Adams Memorial
  9:00 a.m. LWML Bible Class @ Marlene Conrad’s
June 15 5:30 p.m. Wizards ballgame
June 16 8:00 a.m. Wyneken School Cleaning
  4:30 p.m. Sielschott/McMullan Wedding